Unforgettable Adventure Tours in New Zealand with Transfers from Canterbury, Methven and Christchurch


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Ballooning in Canterbury and Christchurch offers Stunning Views of New Zealand and Will Make Your Honeymoon 


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Looking for the Ultimate Present? Book an Adventure Tour in Canterbury, Christchurch, or Methven, New Zealand for an Unforgettable Experience


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Looking to Book a Hot Air Balloon in Christchurch? Schedule Your Hot Air Balloon Booking with New Zealand’s Best, Ballooning Canterbury


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Experience a New Zealand sunrise, with Balloon Rides over Methven and Christchurch


There's something completely magical about a sunrise. The peace and tranquillity that this dawning of the new day brings, offering all of Mother Nature's beauty when few are even awake to be aware of its existence, is just pure bliss. What better way to more .


Heading to New Zealand? We Offer the Ultimate Sight Seeing Tours to Visitors of Canterbury, Christchurch and Methven


Add a stunning, once in a lifetime bird's eye view to your New Zealand trip, with sightseeing tours in Canterbury, from the South Island's best tourism operator, Ballooning Canterbury. We take sightseeing tours to the next level and we take more


Your Sunrise Hot Balloon Ride in New Zealand and Beyond


It is early morning, and the sun is shining through the trees and over the tops of the hills. It is a perfect morning to take your sunrise hot balloon ride in New Zealand. The beautiful balloon is at its spot in a grassy meadow, just waiting to be more .


The Best Hot Air Balloon Rides in New Zealand


Do you dream of flying? Don’t worry; we have you in our sights. Ballooning Canterbury is the safe, exciting way to go when you ride a hot air balloon in New Zealand. You are quite familiar with the sights and sounds of New Zealand. You know how gorgeous more .


Looking for the Best Sight Seeing Tours in Canterbury or Christchurch, New Zealand? Ballooning Canterbury Will Show You the Time of Your Life


With such beautiful scenery from the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps, it’s no wonder why sightseeing tours near Christchurch are so popular. There are many ways to explore this stunning land, such as hiking and walking tours or even bus tours. more .


Ride in a Hot Air Balloon above Queenstown with Premier Hot Air Balloon Rides in Auckland, Presented by Ballooning Canterbury


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Embark on a Breathtaking Adventure Sight Seeing Tour in Auckland and Queensland for the Perfect Team-Building Activity


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Why You Should Embark on a Balloon Ride in New Zealand


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Book Unforgettable Balloon Tours Across New Zealand in Canterbury, Christchurch, or Methven with Ballooning Canterbury


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Looking for Hot Air Balloon Tours across Canterbury, Christchurch, or Methven, New Zealand? Call Ballooning Canterbury for the Most Incredible Experience


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We are passionate about flying. Michael Oakley is one of New Zealand’s top balloonists. He has been ballooning since 1987, he has won national ballooning events throughout New Zealand and represented New Zealand at the World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Mildrua, Australia.


Michael is also a keen glider pilot with years of experience in cross country soaring. He is the  current New Zealand gliding champion with world and New Zealand records and over 5000 hours flying.


We are passionate about Canterbury. Michael was born and raised in the area and is a 5th generation Canterbury farmer.

Michael’s experience with flying, Canterbury’s unique weather patterns and the local landscape gives him a wealth of knowledge to guide you through the elements you’re flying in, as well as providing insight into the fertile Canterbury Plains, river gorges and mountains passing below.